UK unemployment rate to fall to just 4.4% in Q2 2017; the lowest rate since 1975

London, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Figures released today (August 16, 2017) by the ONS show a fall in the UK unemployment rate to just 4.4% in the second quarter of this year, which is the lowest rate since 1975. In absolute terms this equates to an extra 125,000 people in employment since the […]

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RILA opens applications for its first annual (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards

Arlington , VA, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s most recognized and innovative retail brands, announced its call for applications for its first annual (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards. “As today’s top retail leaders gather at RILA’s CEO Forum, this will be the perfect […]

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Australian Retailers Association releases the #StateOfXmas 2016 report

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — With Christmas 2017 fast approaching, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) are proud to release the findings from the #StateOfXmas 2016 report. The ARA have partnered with Temando to discover how retailers are tapping into the benefits of shipping and fulfilment technology to excel over the Christmas trading […]

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NRF/Hackett Associates Global Port Tracker report: August is expected to be the busiest month on record for imports

WASHINGTON, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Boosted by continuing sales growth, August is expected to be the busiest month on record for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports and 2017 is on track to set a new annual high, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (August 9, 2017) […]

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ARA: NSW Boxing Day trade legislation is great news for retailers

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) applauds the NSW Government in moving to legislate Boxing Day trade across all parts of NSW after it was welcomed by retailers, employees and consumers during a two-year trial. An independent review with comprehensive feedback from business owners, employees and shoppers has […]

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SNAC International announced as pavilion partner for the 2018 NGA Show

Trade association representing international snack industry to showcase 600 square foot pavilion of snack manufacturers and marketers ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today (August 8, 2017) announced SNAC International, the trade association representing the snack industry, will be a pavilion partner for […]

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NRF: Retail industry employment declined slightly in July, decreasing 1,700 jobs from June

WASHINGTON, 2017-Aug-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail industry employment declined slightly in July, decreasing 1,700 jobs from June, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The economy overall saw gains of 209,000 jobs in July, exceeding growth expectations for the month. “Overall job and wage growth […]

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RILA congratulates Marvin Kaplan on his appointment to the National Labor Relations Board

Arlington , VA, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (8/2/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) congratulated Marvin Kaplan on his appointment to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). RILA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Evan Armstrong issued the following statement: “RILA congratulates Marvin Kaplan on the approval of his nomination to the NLRB. Marvin has a deep knowledge […]

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ARA: Officeworks wins 2017 eftpos Australian Retailer of the Year title

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Australia’s extraordinary retailers have been crowned today (3 August 2017) at the Australian Retailers Association’s (ARA) 2017 eftpos Australian Retail Awards, with Officeworks taking out the coveted eftpos Australian Retailer of the Year title. In an exceptional field of remarkable retailers, Officeworks have grown into Australia’s largest […]

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Hot 100 Retailers list unveiled at the NRF’s STORES magazine August issue

WASHINGTON, 2017-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whether they sell through traditional stores, online or both, companies that provide unique offerings and experiences for consumers dominate the list of Hot 100 Retailers published today (August 1, 2017) by the National Retail Federation’s STORES magazine. “The retail industry is getting better at addressing shifts in shopping behaviors and thinking differently,” […]

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NRF: retailers remain committed to fixing Obamacare despite the failure of a “skinny” repeal bill in the Senate

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation said retailers remain committed to fixing Obamacare despite the failure of a “skinny” repeal bill in the Senate early today (July 28, 2017). “It was very disappointing to come so close on even a limited bill but we will use our disappointment to fuel our push […]

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Unilever teams up with Accenture to create a single system for trade and marketing operations

Agreement with Accenture and Salesforce includes single system for distributor management using Accenture NewsPage NEW YORK, 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Unilever, a global consumer goods company, has signed a deal with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to implement Accenture Cloud Trade Promotion Management (TPM) and Accenture Cloud Retail Execution (RE) to create a single system for trade and marketing […]

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NGA promotes Laura Strange to Vice President of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing

Arlington, VA, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announced today (Jul 24, 2017) that Laura Strange has been promoted to Vice President of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing. Previously Strange served as Senior Director of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing. Strange joined […]

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NGA presented Joe Williams with the Spirit of America Award at the Texas Retailers Forum

Arlington, VA, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, proudly presented Joe Williams, former vice president for regulatory and member services of the Texas Retailers Association, with the NGA Spirit of America Award at the Texas Retailers Forum, held Sunday, July 23, 2017. The […]

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NRF names Representative Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Legislator of the Year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (July 19, 2017) named Representative Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Legislator of the Year as retailers from across the country gathered for NRF’s annual Retail Advocates Summit congressional fly-in. “Mike Kelly is a true advocate for the retail industry and we want to thank him for his […]

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RILA’s Hun Quach comments on the Administration’s North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation objectives

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today ( 7/18/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Vice President of International Trade Hun Quach issued the following statement responding to the release of the Administration’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation objectives: “As the nation’s largest private sector employer, retailers are closely monitoring the administration’s efforts […]

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EROSKI impulsa un ecosistema de desarrollo del talento e intraemprendimiento de la mano de MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA

EROSKI impulsa un ecosistema de desarrollo del talento e intraemprendimiento de la mano de MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA   MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA y EROSKI firman un convenio para la captación y desarrollo de talento  Establece un marco de colaboración para la implantación de nuevas metodologías de gestión empresarial, transferencia de conocimiento técnico y formación continua  EROSKI aborda un […]

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NRF: Retail sales in June up 3.2 percent from June 2016

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail sales in June were essentially unchanged over May on a seasonally adjusted basis, but up 3.2 percent unadjusted from June 2016, according to calculations released today (July 14, 2017) by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Deflating pricing in retail continues to […]

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NRF: imports could set new record as merchants enter back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow, according to the monthly […]

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NRF: Retail industry employment in June gained 7,400 jobs over May

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail industry employment turned a corner in June, gaining 7,400 jobs over May, the National Retail Federation said today (July 7, 2017). The retail numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The economy overall saw gains of 222,000 jobs in June, far exceeding growth expectations for the […]

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Florida Retail Federation supports Jose Felix Diaz for Senate District 40 in South Florida

Business-friendly Diaz is the choice in Senate District 40 for Florida’s premier retail industry association TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC, the state’s premier trade association celebrating its 80th year of supporting Florida’s retailers, today (July 5, 2017 ) announced its endorsement of Jose Felix Diaz for […]

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British Retail Consortium: Shop prices in June edged closer to ending a four-year deflationary trend

London, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX – JUNE 2017 Period Covered: 05 — 09 June 2017 Overall shop price deflation was 0.3 per cent in June, a slight deceleration from the 0.4 per cent fall in May. This is the shallowest deflation rate since November 2013. The deflation of non-food products […]

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European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) re-elects Sarah Branquinho as President

London, 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sarah Branquinho has been re-elected as President of the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) at the Annual General Meeting today ( 29 June 2017 ). In an official statement, Branquinho said: “I am honoured to be re-elected to serve another year as President of ETRC. Brexit presents a huge […]

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SURVEY: Independence Day food spending expected to exceed $7.1 billion; up from 2016

SURVEY: Independence Day food spending expected to exceed $7.1 billion; up from 2016   TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Florida Retail Federation (FRF), the state’s premier trade association celebrating its 80th year of supporting Florida’s retail industry, has good news for retailers this Independence Day weekend, with per person spending on […]

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The 2017 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards: Top 20 Retailers

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Judging of the 2017 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards is now underway, with a list of Top 20 Retailers already announced ahead of the Awards breakfast on Thursday August 3rd, at the National Gallery of Victoria. With the coveted 2017 Retailer of the Year Award one of […]

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Law enforcement and retail loss prevention members to be honored during the NRF PROTECT conference

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three members of the law enforcement and retail loss prevention community will be honored this week during the National Retail Federation’s NRF PROTECT conference in Washington. The founder of The Loss Prevention Foundation will receive the industry’s top award on Tuesday while a New York Police Department lieutenant […]

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NRF names former White House and congressional attorney Stephanie Martz as SVP and general counsel

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation announced today (June 26, 2017) that Stephanie Martz, a former White House and congressional attorney and partner at one of Washington’s top lobbying firms, will join the organization in September as senior vice president and general counsel. Martz will succeed retiring SVP and General […]

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Trax and Nielsen partner to provide the FMCG industry with unprecedented shelf insights

Through this alliance, a new, joint-solution known as Shelf Intelligence Suite will be created. Los Angeles, CA/ New York, NY, 2017-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Trax, the world leader in computer vision for retail, and Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced today (June 22 2017) an alliance that will provide the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry with […]

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SURVEY: Americans expected to spend $7.1 billion as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year, up from $6.8 billion in 2016, according to the annual survey released today (June 22, 2017) by the National Retail Federation and conducted by Prosper Insight […]

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National Retail Federation welcomes Cristina Ceresoli as senior vice president for retail strategy

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cristina Ceresoli, former vice president of marketing and public relations at Express, will be joining the National Retail Federation as senior vice president for retail strategy. At Express — a leading specialty retailer for men and women — Ceresoli managed the content marketing practice including consumer experience, data-driven […]

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